What we know about suspect in death of Euclid officer

EUCLID, Ohio (WJW) — Deshawn Anthony Vaughn, the suspect in the murder of Euclid Officer Jacob Derbin, 23, was found dead Sunday after a standoff with police.

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Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, Euclid police were dispatched to a home along East 211th Street for a report of a disturbance. Police said a woman called authorities saying the father of her child was threatening to harm her and her mother.

When police arrived at the scene, the woman told police the suspect was nearby.

Derbin went to the backyard and as he was rounding the corner, the suspect ambushed him, shooting and killing him before taking off.

A standoff took place at an apartment Shaker Heights Sunday. Vaughn remained inside for hours while police fired off flashbangs and sent in drones. Vaughn shot at the drones, according to U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott.

Law enforcement was able to evacuate everyone from the building while the standoff dragged on. When they entered the apartment, Vaughn was dead.

Vaughn had been posting to social media throughout the search.

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During the manhunt, police described Vaughn as being heavily armed and extremely dangerous. He was a man with a violent criminal history.

Vaughn, 24, spent four years in prison for felonious assault. Three years ago, he was put back behind bars for having a gun and receiving stolen property.

In 2021, Vaughn spent another nine months behind bars for having a weapon under disability and receiving stolen property.

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